Visa for Nepal is accessible on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at the entry points in Kakarvitta, Bhairahawa, Gaddachowki, Nepalgunj, and Birgunj on Nepal-India borders and the Nepal-China border in Kodari via land.
Visas are obtainable from the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission and extendable at the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, and at the Immigration Office in Pokhara as well.
To apply for a visa to Nepal, you will need a valid passport and one passport-size photo with a light background. The size of the photo is yet to be specified by the immigration office.
The visa fees are payable only in the following currencies: Euro, Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen, Hong Kong Dollar, and Singapore Dollar. Whereas, Nepali currency, credit cards, and Indian currency are not accepted as payment for visas.
A visa on regulation for foreigners to travel officially with the required legal documents for recreational purposes. It is standardized in:
US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
Free ( Gratis) Visa
The members of South Asian Association countries (SAARC) like Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Maldives, and Sri Lanka are granted free visas for 30 days on the first visit in one visa year ( January to December).
The visa date can be extended at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The fees are as mentioned above:
For Travelers From India
Indian nationals are granted free access to Nepal without a visa. However, Nepalese immigrants must possess at least one of the following documents:
- Identity card issued by the Embassy of India in Kathmandu
- A photo identity card issued by a government agency
- Ration Card with Photo
- Election Commission Card with Photo
- Identity card with photo issued by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate or any other officials above his rank
- Driving license with a photo
- Please do check with your nearest travel agents for documents required by Indian Immigration for Indians traveling to Nepal as well.
Citizens from countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, Somalia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine might need to take the extra step of consulting with the respective embassies or diplomatic missions before applying for a visa, as Nepal does not grant them a visa on arrival at any entry point.
Tourists from different parts of the world can increase their days of stay in Nepal at Immigration Offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara for a maximum of 150 days with 3 USD per day in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31). The rate of visa days is specified above at. Tourist Visa.